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Canton opens new Government Center


Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Canton Government

October brought an exciting change for Canton, as the new Government Center was opened. Virtually unrecognizable as the old liquor store, the updated building now has a handicap accessible entrance on the side of the building, an office and counter for the city clerk, and an open meeting room in the front. The building was refinished inside and out, yet able to keep a few original elements, including parts of the old tin ceiling.

The Canton City Council held its monthly meeting in the newly renovated building for the first time on October 8.

Garbage Bags vs. Totes

Greg Skauge of Richard’s Sanitation was present to discuss options for switching from placing garbage in bags for pick up to placing it in totes. Totes are the large plastic cans on wheels with lids and are available in three sizes. Skauge brought in a sample tote of each size to show the council as he explained the options.

Skauge stated that the sanitation industry is moving in the direction of totes, and eventually, automated trucks, encouraged by workers’ compensation insurers, since there are fewer injuries to sanitation workers when totes are used than when they are collecting bags from the ground.

Benefits to the town and residents include totes being cleaner, keeping stray animals and pests away from the garbage, and not having to buy expensive bags. The totes would be owned by Richards Sanitation, so residents would not need to purchase them, but they would be responsible for keeping the totes clean. Each tote has a serial number so it can be assigned to a property and tracked.

Canton residents currently pay $8 per month and must put their garbage out in bags, which cost $1.50 per bag. Recycling is currently being picked up at no additional cost. There are still a couple of years left on the current contract between the city and Richard’s Sanitation, but it could be voided upon agreement of both parties.

The cost difference for totes depends on how many bags a residence is currently using and the size of tote chosen, so some would see an increase, while others could see a decrease in cost.

The smallest tote, 32 gallons, costs $10.14 per month; the 64 gallon tote costs $11.62 per month; and the largest tote, 96 gallons, costs $13.09 per month. In addition, recycling would need to be put in a separate tote, which costs $6 per month. Skauge noted that they would not pick .....
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Canton population increased by two

Mon, Oct 6th, 2014
Posted in Canton Arts & Culture

When Larry Huber drove through Canton, he saw something most people stopped noticing years ago. While others drove blindly past the old building on Main Street of Canton, Larry saw a landmark worth saving and embarked on a mission. A train ..... 
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Canton looks into updating water meters

Mon, Sep 22nd, 2014
Posted in Canton Government

The Canton City Council discussed the town’s need for new water meters at their regular meeting on September 10. Town engineer Jon Nordsving stated there have been problems with the current water meters and several readers are malfunctioning or b ..... 
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Canton Appreciation Dinner Sunday,September 28th

Mon, Sep 22nd, 2014
Posted in Canton All

Canton is celebrating again! This time we are honoring Larry and Laurie Huber for donating the Canton Depot to the Canton Historical Society and back to the Community itself. Larry Huber is a railroad buff who knew it was time to save and restore ..... 
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Canton Appreciation Dinner Sunday,September 28th

Mon, Sep 15th, 2014
Posted in Canton Faith & Worship

Canton is celebrating again! This time we are honoring Larry and Laurie Huber for donating the Canton Depot to the Canton Historical Society and back to the Community itself. Larry Huber is a railroad buff who knew it was time to save and restore ..... 
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Principal of Mabel-Canton High School resigns

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in Canton All

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on August 19th, 2014 at 7 p.m. All board members were present. The minutes from the July 15, 2014 board meeting were reviewed and approved. The board wished to welcome back the staff and students of Mabe ..... 
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Canton was right on with Day Off

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in Canton Features

The city of Canton, Minn. celebrated its 135th Day Off celebration with hundreds of residents and visitors enjoying three days of summertime fun August 15 - 17, 2014. A softball tournament got the weekend started Friday and continued through Sunda ..... 
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Mabel-Canton Schools face budget cuts

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in Canton Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on July 15, 2014 at 7 p.m. Principal Jeff Nolte was not present nor were board members Cristal Adkins, Jane Hall, or Troy Soiney. The minutes from the June 17, 2014 board meeting were reviewed and approved. ..... 
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Canton denies request to vacate alley

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Canton Government

The request to vacate the alley between 301 & 303 East Fillmore Avenue in Canton was denied at the Canton City Council meeting on July 9. The request was made by Canton residents Holly and Jamie Knutson at the city council meeting in May and a pub ..... 
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